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District Court Finds Asserted Claims of Aerial Roof Measurement Patent Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101 | Weintraub Tobin

In Pictometry International Corp. v. Roofr, Inc., 1-21-cv-01852 (DDE Jan. 19, 2023) (Richard G. Andrews), the court found that plaintiff’s three aerial roof measurement patents encompassed unpatentable subject matter and that claim 1 in each of those patents was directed to an abstract idea and therefore granted defendant’s motion to dismiss on those grounds. Patentability…

SDNY Finds Patent for Processing Financial Transaction Data Invalid Under 101

SDNY Finds Patent for Processing Financial Transaction Data Invalid Under 101

“The service of providing customers a discounted transaction has been ‘common among brick-and-mortar retailers’ and in the past, retailers have provided financial incentives, such as coupons, to customers during purchase…. [T]he ’852 patent simply describes that this conventional business practice may be effected by technology rather than by hand.” Last week, the U.S. District Court…